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Havana 59
Havana 59

Havana 59 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://havana59.net
  • Phone: (804) 780-2822
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00 until 10:00 pm
    Thursday 5:00 - 10:00 pm Late night menu until midnight
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Late night menu until midnight
    For your pleasure, the bar opens at 4:30 pm daily and stays open after the kitchen closes.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Rubey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout
  • Catering: In-house catering for events from 20 to 300 guests.

  • Entertainment: Salsa dancing--Complimentary lesson usually at 8:00 pm and DJ dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight. Thursday's ONLY!
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve dinner/dance
    Scotch & cigar tastings/pairings
    Cigar lounge with humidor

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking (free after 6:00 pm) and private ($4-$6) lot parking.
A word from Havana 59
We take you back to the glorious days of the 1950's in Havana that were spent basking in the sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our fresh made Mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with one of our delicious entrees using imported fresh fish from New Zealand, Hawaii and Antarctica, aged Angus Beef, Ashley Farms chicken and farm fresh local vegetables.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The service was great. Our party gathered outside in one of their 3rd floor rooms. It was really nice, but just a little hot. A couple of fans would have been perfect. The appetizers were outstanding and the server was 1st class. We definitely plan on going back..."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the slow and absent service sticks out most as a memory. Food was flavorful and prepared well."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Caribbean food incorporating fruits, spices, and vegetables along with the protein. Festive décor reminiscent of Old Havana. Parking is challenging as with other restaurants in this neighborhood. Extensive mojito listing but beer is only bottled."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Living in NYC Metro area this was an unexpected find. I had late night reservations so had the short menu only. Mojitos were good but not traditional. No sugar at the bottom they were shaken. The Cuban nachos were no good. It was like TGI Fridays. The plantains with the nachos were AWESOME. They should just serve the Plantain chips with salsa! My fish tacos were good but my dates sliders were a bust. They mix beef and chorizo into a patty. He thought he would get a few chorizos and 1 beef. Not good. Music was on point salsa and merengue but no bachata. They closed the rooftop at 11pm. Who does that?!!! If the restaurant can offer a traditional Cuban sandwich and stop Americanizing the menu this place might be Richmond's Restaurant Gold."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Havana 59 was quite a surprise for us! As New Yorkers and semi food snobs, I wasn't sure if I would find a top notch restaurant here. However this place didn't disappoint! Cuban nachos were awesome. Traditional mojito drinks were amazing. The maduros or plantains were sweet and yummy. Rooftop deck was cool as well. Brought my kids with me and they devoured the steak. They have a separate bar side area that seemed like more adult oriented which is good for couples and groups to hang. Service by John was attentive and friendly. And the decor was authentic all the way - as I have been to Havana myself. Made me feel like I was right outside the EL Malecon dining in the outdoor air!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner for my daughters 21st birthday with Havana '59 being her choice. She had never been there but was very pleased with the food and service. I had not been there in several years, but was came away happy with all aspect of our experience. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the main course. Overall could not have picked a better spot for her big day."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food but not great for special occasions. It was our 3rd Anniversery and they didn't take time to say congrats"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Havana 59 is a great spot for an evening out with friends or a date. They have excellent drinks and delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The restaurant has a delightful ambience that takes you to the tropics. The service is impeccable and top notch!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Reminded me of Miami. Great food, exceptional service, awesome atmosphere. Don't miss this place. Accommodated 11 of us. Very reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had reservations for 5:30 PM and I thought it was a little early, but by 6:00-6:30 the place was packed. Ordered the taste of Havana at the top of the menue and it was FANTASTIC! It was a medley of Cuban dishes and there wasn't one thing on the plate that I couldn't or wouldn't eat. The serving size was large and the level of "heat" was very low. I will not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and am looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have gone to Havana 59 three times so far. Love the place, it's one of the few places you can still smoke a cigar in, they have so many quiet smoke eaters you don't even notice the smoke. The price is great for the incredible food. They have cute touches like decks of cards on the tables, and something cool when they give you the bill. I'm not telling so go find out for yourself. Lol. Enjoy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed great evening celebrating a family event. Salsa dancing lessons were fun even for those of us who aren't great dancers. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Definitely would recommend. We had dinner here for a Bachelorette weekend. Good way to start the party!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Loved sitting outside on a beautiful night! Prompt, attentive service, with great food!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food was very good--the Cuban Nachos and Taste of Habana platter were especially delicious. However, the hostess was extremely rude: upon arriving for our 6:30 reservation, she greeted us by saying our table was booked for another party at 8 o'clock and that we'd have to leave before then. We were a bit off-put by her attitude, and she continued to treat customers rudely over the next hour, angering several people. Our waiter similarly rushed us through dinner, asking multiple times if we were ready to order within the first 15 minutes after being seated. He brought out the dessert menu while we were still finishing our entrees. The interior felt like a generic chain restaurant. We won't be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The combination of food and ambiance is indescribably wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Havana 59 provides a wonderful dining experience especially when the front windows are open to enjoy the evening air!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Stopped in before a night out on the town... Great food and drinks... I ordered nachos and pork morsel... Both was delicious and ordered a passion fruit mojitio which was also a great choice! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, fabulous ambiance, all around fun place to be. With or without cigars!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My son requested Havana 59 for his birthday celebration. We all loved the energy of the place. Reception was inviting. Server was on point. I had the most traditional Cuban meal(pork, beef,black beans, rice, and plantain). The food was good. The Mango Margarita and the mango bread pudding was enough for a return visit. Might even go upstairs for salsa lessons."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I loved the food, the atmosphere, the feeling of being in a place other than Richmond. Would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our group of four needed to eat quickly in order to get to a show on time. We ordered lots of appetizers to share. The waiter was friendly and attentive and got us in and out on a Friday night fast! We enjoyed the happy hour special on the mojitos and the nachos were a favorite. My friend wished there was more goat cheese in the empanadas but I loved them as is. Plus the open air atmosphere is perfect on a beautiful spring night. Parking is the only challenge."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fish dish was phenomenal. Cuban style eggrolls to start working very good. Service wasn't great my guess is on a busier night it may not be tolerable"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "They probably shouldn't have a 11pm Dinner Reservation time slot on open table when you can't get dinner at that time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Parking was an issue. I almost bailed on this eatery as a result. Ended up having to park in a pay lot. Everything was good but for the cigarette smoke floating over my shoulder causing a low grade headache and irritated eyes. I smoke cigars but cigarette smoke is different. It's an irritant. We weren't sitting in the bar side but in the first level dining area. The weather allowed the large door to be opened which was nice. Anthony was our server and really knew the menu items an recommended some good eats and drinks. Into the meal, conversation revealed Anthony was only on day two of his employment at Havana 59. Impressive ! This was our first visit to Havana's. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great time at Havana 59 this week. Terrific food and AJ gave us super service. Ate in the smoking side so we could enjoy a Cuban cigar after. Not smokey at all with ventilation system that cleared it out well. Good selection of brown liquors from the bar. Will be back next time I am in Richmond."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had the Tuna- done perfectly! The nachos with plantain chips fabulous!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "wonderful experience! Fun atmosphere, great service, and amazing food! Would definitely recommend a dish called " a taste of Havana" and their salmon, prepared to perfection, delicious!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The best thing about this restaurant is their staff and extremely fast food service! The food was delicious! I had the empanadas for my appetizer and Taste of Habana for my entree...and the food left your pallet very satisfied!! :-) i've only been there once and I'm definitely going back!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We sat on the smoking side of the restaurant which has an awesome atmosphere. We really enjoyed being able to smoke some cigars with our previous dinner drinks. They did a good job accommodating our large group. The food was very good and the servers were very friendly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Solid food, atmosphere. Server was particularly solid and attentive."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The Happy Hour specials are what really make Havana 59 a find. The food is good - though perhaps not quite as good as the prices would suggest - but it's the $4 classic mojitos and appetizer selections that really make this a great spot for a get together with friends or an after-work wind down. In addition, ALL of the wait staff was friendly and attentive. They were all eager to help and our server was happy to offer suggestions whenever we had trouble deciding."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I came here to celebrate my birthday and between the service and food I can't pick which one was better! Everything was delicious and worth every penny to spend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed immediate seating with our reservation. Our entire meal was great. Service and timing for our visit were nearly perfect. This was an enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We arrived half an hour earlier than our Saturday evening reservation, but were seated promptly. Our server was Stephanie and she provided terrific service throughout the evening. We had a pork bits appitizer that was very tasty. For the meal, we had grilled salmon and a "Taste of Habana" and both dishes were excellent. We shared a vanilla flan for desert that was delicious. We were able to park just outside the restaurant in the farmers market area, making parking both safe and convenient. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is great! Service has also been good when we have gone. Love the inside!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been hearing about Havana 59 for years but just kept delaying for whatever reason. The food was great (particularly the apps) and our server could not have been better. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a pleasant meal, but felt a bit rushed. The place is a lot livelier in warmer months"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner here on a Thursday night. We had a livingsocial coupon which made the trip well worth it. I had the most delicious steak with a special sauce that was fantastic. I substituted the fingerling potatoes and had the green vegetables which were saute well. My husband had the Sea Bass which he loved although he thought he could have been given a bigger portion. The place was busy, the service was excellent and he refilled our drinks before we could even ask. The waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful in determining what to order. I highly recommend this place! The GM, Mark, truly cares about customer satisfaction and comments. We will be returning:)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Always enjoy dining here. Great atmosphere. Food almost always good. Met some family members here as they were passing through Richmond. Restaurant very flexible when we needed to switch reservation time. Only issue was the spider that arrived on top of my husbands meal, but they apologized profusely and comped his meal."
    Dined on 2/20/2014